Q&A with S.E. Hinton, Part 4
What was it like on the set of The Outsiders?
Fun. I had six kids to look out for. I am still close to them.
Why do you think it’s necessary to write about darker subjects for teens?
Darker? Or more truthful? I wanted a realistic portrayal of teen life as I was witnessing it.
Did you have future generations of readers in mind when writing The Outsiders?
I didn’t have ANY readers in mind when I wrote The Outsiders. I wrote it for myself first.
If you could go back and write The Outsiders again, would you change anything? Is there anything you would do differently now?
Sure. I could do a much better-written book. But it wouldn’t be The Outsiders.
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